Demographer, Planner, & Executive Director of Urban Futures
Andrew Ramlo is the Executive Director of Urban Futures Incorporated and Director of the non-profit research society Urban Futures Institute. He carries out strategic management assignments for a wide range of private- and public-sector clients, and has worked with many leading developers, investors, and retailers as well as municipalities, public agencies, and crown corporations. With a focus on dimensions of change—be they demographic, economic, or societal—he shows how the data can be used to manage the challenges and opportunities organizations and individuals will face in the decades to come. He writes and speaks on a broad scope of topics, ranging from the future of our labour force, pension plans, and healthcare system, to urban planning and regional economics.
The Future of Labour Supply: Where the Jobs Are
In the coming decades, Canada's population born between 1946 and 1965 will age into the third—and final—stage of their lifecycle. Employers now face the difficult challenge of managing labour supply issues: where will new employees come from, what will their needs be, and how slowly will the labour force grow? In this talk, which can be customized to your industry, Ramlo explores the potential opportunities that will arise with this demographic shift, in a world increasingly characterized by change. With product and business lifecycles shortening, the range of jobs (and careers) that the next generation of workers can choose from will continue to grow. Even within a particular job or career path, the increase of social, cultural, and economic diversity will require the next generation to have a growing range of skills to adapt to this new demographic and economic paradigm.
Life Cycles and Lifestyles: Strategies for Reaching Consumers
Is the age of mass marketing over? In this talk, Andrew Ramlo explains the dimensions of an evolving consumer base and the ways to market for tomorrow's consumer: customized to your industry. He explains how and why consumers are fragmenting into niches that seek individualized products and services. In a fragmenting market, it’s not enough to know about broad demographic changes; to succeed you will need to focus on the demographic, lifecycle, and lifestyle shifts within your target markets.
Healthy Heart Society
This is a thank you for the excellent talk you gave at the Practice Support Program dinner. The feedback we got was that your talk was right on the nailâ€”well pitched with good information and insight (ie not too heavy on the data, which most people commented on was VERY interesting)â€”and with a good balance of insight and humour. Nice one!
Western Transportation Advisory Council
Thank you for a great presentation. Everyone highly enjoyed your valuable content, energetic enthusiasm, and youthful approach of your presentation. You were exactly what the conference needed. I particularly liked your discussion about the aging and growing nature of the transportation industry, and the urgency of the labour supply issue in Canada. Thanks again for your participation.
Thank you for your excellent presentation to CFIG yesterday morning. You accomplished nothing short of a miracle in delivering what would typically be very dry, although important, information in an entertaining and interesting way. Thank you for an interesting and thought-provoking presentation.
Grain Farmers of Ontario
Andrew Ramlo was a pleasure as well to work with from beginning to end. We thoroughly enjoyed our pre-conference discussion with Andrew as he tailored the topic name and speech to our industry. He arrived to the conference early and made sure all was prepared prior to him presenting to the crowd.
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